Kandi Burruss, knows the importance of consumer support, because in addition to being an entertainer, she owns TAGS boutique, in Atlanta. She recently challenged Black people to support their own businesses, take part in the Empowerment Experiment, and join the “Buy Black” movement [watch VIDEO]. The store hosted an event to honor Maggie Anderson, CEO of the Empowerment Experiment.
Anderson and her family, based in Chicago, conducted an “experiment” to see if they could live off Black-owned businesses for an entire year. What would be the impact of this direct economic action on these businesses? What impact would it have on the communities where the businesses are located? What impact would it have on Black children, in terms of seeing positive role models that look like them? Their initial experiment was a success, and now they’re ready to expand!
“If more of us supported each other we would have a lot more millionaires out there that look like us” said Kandi. Although many know her from the cast of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta“, as a songwriter, or from the group Xscape, this sister has demonstrated she remains well grounded and is connected to the key values of the Black community.
Imagine if the Black community were to wake up, rise up and begin to consciously support our own businesses. What would happen? Maggie Anderson knows the answer. She says, “our kids would have more role models, our communities would be beautiful, our schools would be funded, everything would be different.” To learn more about the Empowerment Experiment visit www.eefortomorrow.com.
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